University-Wide Initiatives

The Office of Diversity, Access and Inclusion administers university-wide award and grant programs that recognize and honor students, faculty, staff, administrative units and campuses whose efforts support NU’s Strategic Framework goals relating to diversity and equity.


Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award

Award Background and Overview

Each year the University of Nebraska presents up to six faculty members and one department or unit with the President’s Excellence Awards—our most prestigious honors for success in the classroom, laboratory and community. This year we’re proud to announce the addition of a new award, the Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award (IECA), which recognizes efforts that move the University toward inclusive excellence.

Funding Opportunities and Requirements

This award will honor significant and sustained efforts in diversity and inclusion between two or more University of Nebraska academic and/or administrative units or campuses. The honored administrative and/or academic departments/units or campuses will be awarded $25,000 to support diversity, access, and inclusion efforts on campus, an engraved plaque, and be featured on the University of Nebraska website.

The academic and/or administrative departments/units or campuses will exemplify significant advancement and proven outcomes in inclusive excellence evidenced by successful and sustainable diversity, access, and inclusion effort(s). Efforts must impact one or more of NU’s diversity and inclusion priority areas that correlate with the inclusive excellence framework, and the President’s Cornerstones. The award will only be given when merited and need not be made in any given year.

Timeline and Application

Nominations due November 1, 2018. For more detailed information, see below.

Inclusive Excellence Collaboration Award Application


Inclusive Excellence Development Grants

Grant Background and Overview

Inclusive Excellence Development Grants provide system-level support for implementing or strengthening initiatives that advance diversity, access, and inclusion on an NU campus. These initiatives should lead to equitable outcomes in one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Campus Climate
  • Student Recruitment and Retention
  • Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention

The goals of the grants: to foster a campus environment that includes a multiplicity of backgrounds, to help recruit and retain the talent needed to advance the University of Nebraska, and to make NU the best place in the nation to be a student, faculty or staff member.


Funding Opportunities and Requirements

A total of eight grants up to $3,000 each will be offered per calendar year in two funding cycles. The grants will be offered through the Office of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion as funds are available. Projects and initiatives must include collaboration across groups, offices, departments or divisions, and may include external University partners. Only activities that are free and open to the University community will be funded. Funding cannot be utilized for off-campus travel or to support salaries.

For more detailed information, see below.

Inclusive Excellence Development Grant Background and Overview


Applications and Timeline

Applicants must submit an electronic copy of the completed proposal (in PDF or Word format) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Office of Diversity, Access, and Inclusion. The proposal must be received by 5:00 p.m. on 11/16/18. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Inclusive Excellence Development Grant Application Form


Campus-Based Initiatives

The University of Nebraska’s four campuses offer a wide array of programs involving faculty, staff and students in multi-cultural organizations, events, courses, resources and community relationships. These include such exciting endeavors as the Virginia-Nebraska Alliance at UNMC – designed to recruit minority students into health fields, the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies at UNO, and the Diversity Resources office at UNL. Visit our campus diversity and equity offices for more information:

UNK:
UNK Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

UNK Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
Nebraskan Student Union, room 107
Phone: 308-865-8127

Equal Opportunity/Human Resources
Founders Hall, room 1200
Phone: 308-865-8388

UNL
UNL Office of Equity & Diversity
UNL Student Diversity
Diversity at UNL

UNO:
UNO Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity
UNO Student Inclusion

UNMC:
UNMC Multicultural Health, Research & Education

University-Wide:
Inclusive Excellence Development Series


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